Not-for-profit work recognised
STOCKPORT’S notfor- profit organisations will get a chance to shine in this year’s Stockport Business Awards.
The category has three shortlisted finalists including the 4 Heatons Traders Association (4HTA), Borough Care and Stockport Homes.
The 4HTA is a group of businesses trading in the four Heatons area, which have all come together to form a not-for-profit entity with the aim of improving the trading environment in the area.
Its mission is to make the Heatons a better place to live, work and prosper. The group is heavily CSR- driven and puts on various family events throughout the year, including the Summer Festival, which raises lots of money for local charities.
The members also back many environmental initia tives in the area such as swap shops, school engagement, recycling, and car sharing initiatives.
Borough Care is the leading provider of care to older people in the Stockport area with eleven homes in operation for permanent residents and those needing day care. Most homes provide ilities for people with a gh level of care needs, d they have a particular ecialism in dementia re. Any profits made are invested for the good of ockport and its citizens. Stockport Homes has een in business since 005 and manages approxmately 11,500 homes and range of support services cross Stockport.
Its corporate vision is to deliver the best services o customers by being a great place to work’ and this is supported by their mission to ‘transform lives’.
Their work goes beyond delivering housing and support by tackling wider social, economic and environmental challenges and making communities more sustainable. To ‘transform lives’ runs through every aspect of the organisation and in delivering this vision they have supported people across Stockport at the same time as providing value-formoney housing services.
Andrew Baggott, of awards organisers Clarke Nicklin, said: “We pride ourselves on ensuring there is a category for everyone and created the not for profit section for this year’s awards as it’s important to recognise these organisations.
There are many not-forprofit entities doing great work in the borough.”
Stockport Business Awards takes place on October 2 at the Hallmark Hotel in Handforth and is organised by Clarke Nicklin chartered accountants. Headline sponsors are Gorvins Solicitors, Orbit Developments and NatWest.
Stockport chamber column – see page 27.